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ROCK, JENNY ROCK. Bluegrass, Breakdown (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The 'B' part accompaniment is basically an 'E' Minor chord until the ending 'G' chord. It is no relation to the early jazz tune "Rock, Jenny Rock" by the Georgia Strutters, recorded in 1927. The bluegrass breakdown was fiddled by Red Herron on the 1981 tribute album "The Clayton McMichen Story" but there is no evidence Georgia fiddler Clayton McMichen (1900-1970) ever recorded "Rock, Jenny Rock." See the related tunes "Wild Horse" and "Rich Mountain."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Red Herron [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 201.

Recorded sources: - CMH Records, CMH-9028, "The Clayton McMichen Story" (1981. A tribute to McMichen; Red Heron on fiddle). CMH Records, Red Herron - "The Sensational Sounds of Bluegrass" (2008. Various artists). CMH Records - "The Mac Wiseman Story" (2012).

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